US and European stock exchanges fell on the first day of the week

American and European stock indices started the week without much enthusiasm, closing with a fall. On Monday, the Dow Jones fell by 0.16%, the S&P 500 - by 0.20%, the Nasdaq - by 0.07%. British FTSE 100 and French CAC 40 lost 0.37% each, German DAX - 0.39%.

On Thursday, data on inflation in the United States and the eurozone are expected. Market participants are hoping for the completion of the Fed's cycle of key rate hikes, but if consumer prices are higher than forecasts, hopes may not materialize, investing.com writes. According to analysts, the corresponding index in November will amount to 3.5% yoy.

In Europe, November inflation is forecast to slow down to 2.8%, which is 0.1 percentage points lower than in October. However, according to ECB head Christine Lagarde, the cost of borrowing will not decline for a long time, the portal reports. The minutes of the regulator's last meeting noted that it should be prepared to continue raising rates if it proves necessary.